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Old Jun 14, 2003, 9:05 AM   #1
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got a canon g2. was at yankee stadium last night to see rockt's 300th win. was a light mist/rain.

was getting water on the camera body/lens, etc.

any recommendations on what to do under these circumstances.
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Old Jun 14, 2003, 4:32 PM   #2
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I've been looking for something similar, to protect s50 in general mal-weather

quick hunt around, and I've seen links for aquapac,
http://www.aquapac.net


and ewa marine.
http://www.camera-shop.co.uk/acatalo...r_Housing.html

if they're good enough for underwater, then they're going to be ok, for rain.

this one looks ok, clear allround, for 29.99
http://www.camera-shop.co.uk/acatalo...a_Housing.html

has anyone tried any of these, and recommend them?
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 8:32 AM   #3
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Very crude simple solution but it works, grab a plastic bag cut a hole in the bottom operate the camera through the opening in the bag have the lens facing the cut out hole. I have done this at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in heavy rain last year during the qualifying session with my Canon SLR and it worked great. My camera did not get wet and I got some great shots. I was not the only person using this technical technique so i did not feel stupid.
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 4:19 PM   #4
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nice tip.

much easier for SLR's, and there's always a carrier bag available.
(just buy something)

but harder for compact cameras, especially the ones, where the lens moves in and out, during focusing, and zooming.
(my cannon SLR lenses are all internal focussing,(no rotation either) so that's much easier)


how about an umbrella clamp atachment, for the leg of a tripod?
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Old Jun 17, 2003, 3:48 AM   #5
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Very crude simple solution but it works, grab a plastic bag cut a hole in the bottom operate the camera through the opening in the bag have the lens facing the cut out hole. I have done this at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in heavy rain last year during the qualifying session with my Canon SLR and it worked great. My camera did not get wet and I got some great shots. I was not the only person using this technical technique so i did not feel stupid.
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Old Jun 26, 2003, 11:34 AM   #6
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8) Long ago, there was a device on the market that was an umbrella with a camera bracket. I haven't heard of it for years.

However, In light, gentle rain, away from people, I have done well with my wife hold a golf umbrella over my head while I shot scenics (honest). :lol:

P.S. Never underestimate the adaptability of the ziplock style bag.

Good shooting,

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Just sing in the rain
and you will be ... happy again.
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Old Jun 26, 2003, 2:44 PM   #8
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8) TM22721, you're age is showing if you remember "Singing in the Rain."

Bob
Another old timer :lol:
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Old Jun 26, 2003, 3:31 PM   #9
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I was out there, in Times square, NYC last sunday night, around 10pm, under the rain, taking pictures of NYC night life with my Olympus 5050Z and a table tripod, the camera functions well and working properly with the supplied wireless remote, I have to dry off the lens one time with my lens fabric and later clean it with lens liquid( I should get the hood but I didn't). I did not take my 10D with me on the trip, but I took over 500 pictures of NYC for the last 4 days at NYC, over 100 shots at central park and the results are excellent with this little burger. Most pictures I took at night with the A mode set at F/6.3 on tripod via remote control, in some cases with the flash slow mode on. This is why I love the Olympus, huminity and wet situations seem to not scare it at all (I've done that several times in Chicago and ATL and KC).
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